Issue 14 Launch Reading

Upstairs at Duroc invites you to an evening of festivities for the launch of Issue 14!

Five writers will be reading from their work:


When: APRIL 10, 2013, 7pm
8 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris, Métro Odéon.

IAN MONK was born near London and now lives in Lille, France, where he works as a writer and translator of, among others, Georges Perec, Daniel Pennac, Raymond Roussel and Marie Darrieussecq. He became a member of the Oulipo in 1988. He has published books in English (Family Archaeology and Writings for the Oulipo), in French (Plouk Town and La Jeunesse de Mek-Ouyes), and both (N/S, with Frédéric Forte).

SARAH RIGGS is the author of several books of poetry, including most recently, The Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck, 2012) and 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She is currently working on a series of film poems based on texts by Virginia Woolf. Riggs lives in Paris, and teaches at NYU-in-France.

CHRISTOPHE LAMIOT ENOS spent over fifteen years living in English-speaking countries before settling in Paris. He has published literary essays and a number of verse narratives, most of which came out in the “Poésie” collection headed by Yves di Manno at Flammarion, Paris. He writes both in English and French.

MARGO BERDESHEVSKY, born in New York City, had a first career as an actress before becoming a writer. Her newest poetry collection is Between Soul and Stone (Sheep Meadow Press), and her But a Passage in Wilderness was also published by Sheep Meadow Press. Her book of short stories, Beautiful Soon Enough (illustrated with her montages,) received Fiction Collective Two’s American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick/ Innovative Fiction Award (University of Alabama Press); other honors include the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, 2 Pushcart “special mention” citations, the Chelsea Poetry Award. Forthcoming: a multi-genre novel titled Vagrant.

RUFO QUINTAVALLE was born in London in 1978, studied at Oxford and the University of Iowa and now lives in Paris. He is the author of Make Nothing Happen (Oystercatcher Press, 2009), Dog, cock, ape and viper (corrupt press, 2011) and Liquiddity(Oystercatcher Press, 2011). From 2009 until 2012 he was poetry editor for the award-winning webzine, Nthposition, and before that was on the editorial board for Upstairs at Duroc. His work has been widely published in print and online journals around the world and has been nominated for both the Michael Marks Award and the Pushcart Prize. A new collection, Weather Derivatives, is due out from Eyewear Publishing in Spring 2014.